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"SpongeBob" Gets 20 Additional Episodes

SpongeBob SquarePants has been picked up for 20 additional episodes to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2006. This will bring the total number of episodes to 100. [Source: PR Newswire]

Noggin, CafePress.com Team Up

Noggin and CafePress.com have teamed up to extend the NOGGIN brand. An exclusive NOGGIN shop will launch Tuesday, November 15, via http://www.cafepress.com and http://www.noggin.com. The store will sell merchandise for both parents and children, featuring NOGGIN’s animated hosts Moose and Zee, as well as NOGGIN logos. [Source: PR Newswire]

Nickelodeon Announces "Ha-Ha Holidays" Schedule

Nickelodeon has announced their slate of holiday-themed programming, entitled “Ha-Ha Holidays.” PR Newswire has details.

Nick Jr. Announces "Nick Jr.'s Frosty Fridays" Schedule

Nick Jr. has announced “Nick Jr.’s Frosty Fridays,” a series of marathons which will air Fridays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET/PT) on December 9, December 16, and December 23. PR Newswire has the full schedule.

"Boondocks" Language Triggers Protest

The Los Angeles Times reports that several Los Angeles-area black community leaders are organizing a protest over Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks animated series, which debuted on November 6 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (free registration required). Their specific grievance is over the repeated and frequent use of “the N-word” and its many variations. Their efforts will […]

"Boondocks" Triggers Controversy Before Premiere

An article in the Los Angeles Times covers the premiere of The Boondocks on Cartoon Network (free registration required). Both Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and Cartoon Network vice president Mike Lazzo were interviewed for the article. It also notes a long line of prominent African-Americans, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby, who are […]

SpongeBob Takes a Trip, Kids Invited

In “Where’s Gary,” a half-hour SpongeBob SquarePants special premiering on Nickelodeon on Friday, November 11, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), SpongeBob’s pet snail Gary runs away from home after feeling neglected by SpongeBob. The snail is “adopted” by a new owner. After realizing the error of his ways, SpongeBob sets out with his best friend Patrick to […]

Nickelodeon Announces "Let's Just Play" Winners

Nickelodeon has announced the second round of winners of the “Let’s Just Play Giveaway,” an effort by the network to distribute more than $1 million in funds to help kids improve their schools’ or communities’ play facilities. PR Newswire has details.

Dora Explores Macy's Parade

On Thanksgiving Day, Dora the Explorer will make her debut as a giant helium balloon in the 79th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The balloon, filled with approximately 15,000 cubic feet of helium and measuring approximately 54 feet tall, will travel from Central Park to Herald Square on Thanksgiving Day. [Source: PR Newswire]

NY Times Profiles Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

The New York Times has published an article about Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, coming to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on November 6 (registration required). The origins of the strip (and its ties to discredited Times reporter Jayson Blair), upcoming plots for the TV show, and McGruder’s use of racially charged themes and language are all discussed […]

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